Ms Emma Cooper

Ms Emma Cooper


University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary


Emma Cooper is a Conjoint Clinical Academic at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural health (UONDRH).  Her time is split equally between senior clinician at the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital and medical radiation science (MRS) academic at the Tamworth Education Centre.  She is also a founding director of a private company that designs innovative, interactive trauma image interpretation short workshops for health professionals.  Their vision is to improve patient safety and encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to preventing delayed, incomplete or inaccurate radiological diagnoses in the emergency department.

Academic overview

Emma is a consistently positively evaluated lecturer in the field of diagnostic radiography with sessional experience at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane and University of Bradford, UK prior to her current role at the UONDRH.  Her contributions include peer-reviewed academic content (lectures and examination questions) for final year diagnostic radiography undergraduates, and tutorials and clinical practice supervision across the whole degree.  Her areas of interest are digital imaging, image and exposure optimisation, traumatic image interpretation and inter-professional practice.

Professional Overview

Emma is a highly respected, passionate and motivated Diagnostic Radiographer with extensive clinical, educational, systems and management experience spanning 18 years.  General radiography (trauma imaging in particular) and Education are her chosen fields.

Research Overview

Emma is a novice researcher with a particular interest in radiographer role extension.  Her previous research investigated alternative models of care, radiographer commenting and inter-professional collaboration to minimise radiological error in the emergency department.


  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), University of Leeds - UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Image Interpretation, University of Bradford, UK

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging 100

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2008 - 6/05/2016 Clinical Educator Radiographer

Highly respected radiographer with extensive experience, extremely high standards and a desire to affect positive change within the profession.  The clinical educator (CE) was a new position on appointment.  

Queensland Health
The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2013 - 30/04/2016 Sessional Lecturer

Consistently positively evaluated sessional lecturer in the medical radiation sciences, medical imaging course at QUT

Queensland University of Technology
School of Health Sciences


Code Course Role Duration
MRSC3150 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIIB
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/07/2016 - 1/12/2016

Ms Emma Cooper


UoN Department of Rural Health
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Phone (02) 6755 3578
Mobile 0401945743


Building Tamworth Education Centre
Location Tamworth